Viewing the solar eclipse from 35,000 feet in the air

- Most people saw the eclipse by land, but a few lucky people saw it by air. Alaska Airlines arranged a special flight to give passengers a unique view. 

KTVU's Frank Mallicoat joined the eclipse chasers, astronauts and scientists for the flight from Portland, Oregon Monday afternoon.

The plane took off at 7:30 a.m. and flew west toward the Pacific Ocean for about two hours, before turning North. 

Passengers on board were among the first people to see the solar eclipse in totality at approximately 10:00 a.m.

The eclipse lasted only about 1 minutes and 45 seconds, but for those on board, it  was a memory to last a lifetime. 

 

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